Understanding Irish indentured servitude in the Caribbean

Course Dates: 01/06/24
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: Keeley Street
Unearth the hidden tales of Irish indentured servants in the Caribbean. This course explores their struggles, cultural influences, and lasting impact, revealing a captivating chapter in history.
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Understanding Irish indentured servitude in the Caribbean
  • Course Code: HAH99
  • Dates: 01/06/24 - 01/06/24
  • Time: 10:30 - 16:30
  • Taught: Sat, Daytime
  • Duration: 1 session
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Terrence Maxwell

Course Code: HAH99

Sat, day, 01 Jun - 01 Jun '24

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

This course delves into the little-known history of Irish indentured servitude in the Caribbean. You'll unravel the challenges faced by Irish individuals, their contributions to Caribbean culture, and the enduring influence of their presence, all while exploring this fascinating and often overlooked chapter in history.

What will we cover?

Introduction to Irish Indentured Servitude
The Lives of Irish Indentured Servants
Interactions and Impact of Irish Indentured Servitude
Legacy and Reflection.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

You will possess a comprehensive understanding of Irish indentured servitude in the Caribbean. You will be able to analyse historical contexts, empathize with the experiences of indentured servants, appreciate their cultural contributions and recognize their lasting impact on the Caribbean.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is an introductory course and no prior knowledge is required. Just bring your enthusiasm and a willingness to engage respectfully with the topic and class.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

A mix of slide lectures and Q & A.

Terrence Maxwell

Terence holds master’s degrees from Cambridge in both history and science communication, specialising in physics, as well as a bachelor’s degree in astronomy. He is currently studying for a PhD at the University of East Anglia, focusing on Irish indentured servitude on Barbados, an interdisciplinary research area which sits across history and archaeology. Previously, Maxwell also worked for Queens University Belfast, the University of Cambridge and the University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

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